OCD can be a debilitating disorder, but only if it is left to become that way. Here is a short story of a sufferer, as well as some ways to spot OCD. Some coping strategies are also suggested
The mid autumn festival is a fascinating one, filled with Chinese cultural history. A delicious festival too, one can look forward these days to a variety of moon cakes - it is immense and delightful indeed. A warm...
A four part haiku on how nature takes its revenge after being abused.
A poem of appreciation for the little things in life.
Sometimes our journey through life may be akin to surviving a tornado; but within the tornado is an eye of calm to find.
An acrostic poem about what respecting others entails.
Like others, I always feel squeamish when I watch a wildlife documentary. The chase and the eventual devouring are a little difficult to stomach. However, these are animals, and the great circle of life, can be a cruel...
A poem on the characteristics of wisdom.
Ways to make literature learning exciting for your older child:strategies for teachers and parents
My grandmother's recipe for beef (or chicken) rendang, a dish usually prepared by the Malay, Indonesian or Peranakan community
The life changing nature of brain tumors : causes, symptoms, treatments and suggestions for coping
Nature's little creatures can teach us many things, as this set of haikus show.
The essence of youth is being filled with energy and enthusiasm. New life also represents the desire to try new things!!
Childhood memories are the ones that will remain for a lifetime. Here are ways you can create beautiful memories for your children.
With communication, two opposites can come together in a marriage. Here are some tips for good communication in relationships!
An article about making conversations and the common mistakes we make while being in conversation
When we look at ourselves in the mirror, the person that stares back at us can be a totally different soul. We are a bundle of contradictions!
Being positive not only draws others to you, it helps you keep healthy in both mind and body. Here are some sestina verses on being positive and a few positive tips at the side!
How to assert ourselves without burning relationship bridges: Reasons why people find it difficult to say no to others
Saying "No" to others can be a really difficult thing to do. Here are some tips and phrases for saying "No" without saying No and burning the bridges!
Life has many little ironies, as i illustrate through these three haikus and use the eagle to help me with my illustration. Do enjoy pointing out what these ironies are - when things in life turn out to be the last...
What really makes a person beautiful? Some reflections in a Sestina.
A Capella is an expressive musical form that makes use of the most natural musical instrument of all- the human voice. Here are 10 of the best A Capella groups around.
What are some of the signs that your dog is now a senior pet? What are the conditions that may strike? And what happens if it also has a neurological disorder?
What's the best way to conquer our fears? This poem will hopefully give some ideas.
Some beliefs surrounding the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
When the waterfall meets a cliff, it is nature’s symbolism at it’s best. Here’s a hint: ups and downs, men and women! Looking forward to your interpretations!
When a lady puts on a dress, it can tell us quite a few things about life. Looking forward to your views!
What are the symptoms and treatment for PTSD? Often sufferers bear them quietly without letting their loved ones know about it until they manifest themselves. Here is a short story about how PTSD can affect a person...
I hope that you enjoy this short story that tells us about the importance of not judging others too quickly.
Acceptance of change and the things we cannot change is a difficult and gradual process that happens with patience, humility and time.
Insights into the customs and traditions of the Peranakans, the fascinating straits born Chinese community.
What changes with time? Make your suggestions as you read this haiku.
The white tulip of forgiveness is difficult to extend. How can we do so when it sometimes seems impossible? And a poem on the White Tulip - a truly beautiful flower.
Encouraging the appreciation of nature and playing about with the haiku form. Do suggest what creates such harmony in nature.
How do you know if your dog has a neurological disorder? This article aims to help owners spot signs of neurological problems in dogs.
Showcasing the very good work of Therapy Dogs, more than man's best friend. Is your dog a suitable therapy dog?
Being human is facing ups and downs - an eternal struggle to be kind, to be generous, and to be patient.
The psyche of teenage girls and their fascination with boy bands - a chronology of boy bands through the decades
We were all swept away by boy bands at one time or another - this article explains why and gives a chronology of the most popular boy bands of this day.
We struggle with adversity- it can cripple and leave us completely helpless. Here are some useful suggestions for coping with our problems in life!
The importance of Netiquette can never be undermined - we need it for survival in the Cyber World.
This article delves into the power pull of the soap opera - and highlights 5 of our all time favorite soaps!
On the author's experience with ADHD - the symptoms, treatment, struggles and triumphs!
Why is cleaning a dog's teeth so important? It prevents a whole host of mouth disorders! Here are some steps to take to clean a dog's teeth.
Every dog owner has problems cleaning his dog's ears - here are some reasons why dogs should have their ears cleaned and the steps one should take in cleaning them.
This is a poem celebrating music's ability to express our every emotion, quell our fears, and most of all, give life.
Being a teacher has its challenges, and its funny yet heartwarming moments.
A hub on the social and health benefits of a good smile - we should all smile more often!
If you are considering adopting a pet, do consider one with special needs.....they need homes too!
A roundabout look at giving advice on good neighborly relations.
Perspectives on One of Us by Joan Osborne
We've all been there and seen some atrocious behavior at movies. Do enjoy this set of limericks!
This is a tribute to one of the best selling groups of all time- The Bee Gees!
On the damaging effects of gossip and how to deal with it.
The sounds of nature are musical. Nature uses sounds for communication! What sounds do these haiku refer to?
How we should deal with adversity
This article assesses the West Highland terrier as a breed for those who wish to adopt a dog.
This hub discusses Diane Whipple, who was mauled to death by 2 canary fighting dogs. It also addresses the symptoms and methods of controlling canine aggression.
This hub discusses pet nutrition and choosing the right food for your pet.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes a lot of discomfort. What are its causes, symptoms and how do we cope with it?
This hub discusses the ways to control a dog's hyperactivity.
This hub is about a dog's experience with cancer. It details the symptoms of cancer.